Kim Kotary

Kim K.

Ridgewood, NY
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Read my REVIEWS!! I specialize in working with beginners and teach foundation skills for using a sewing machine, following a pattern, handwork, and finishing.

I can help you make curtains, pillows, bags, aprons and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.

I have been sewing for over 30 years and was making my own clothes by the time I was in second grade. My lessons are not like reality TV. Projects take longer than you may think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project.

Please note, I do not teach pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring. My experience with serger/marrow machines is limited.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project.

Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

About Kim K.

For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to find out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

*** Lesson Details ***
Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.

Reviews

Write a Review
4.9
141 Reviews
5
93%
4
6%
3
1%
2
0%
1
1%
Cece Sickles
Profile-location-online Online

The audio and video wasnt working on my end. It could have been the website too..? I understand if the teacher had a bad day at work, but there was absolutely no need to take it out on me. So rude!!

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Loretta Pietrangolare
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Lesson helped me understand basic information about sewing machine and getting started.

Posted Sep 21, 2019
Jacob C.
Profile-location-online Online

I had a great time and learned so much.

Posted Sep 13, 2019
Vittoria
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great instructor

Posted Aug 11, 2019
Lisa
Profile-location-online Online

Love the passion and generous attitude for teaching knitting!

Posted Aug 7, 2019
Sowmya Kurtakoti
Profile-location-online Online

Enjoyed my first lesson with KIm, she made it seem so east

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Kelly P.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is very patient and knowledgeable. She is obviously very talented and is a great teacher.

Posted Jul 14, 2019
Kelly P.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very patient and knowledgeable. She is obviously very talented and is a great teacher.

Posted Jul 14, 2019
Mark
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Very impressed. She worked very well with my son who has special needs. Will likely continue to take more lessons.

Posted Jun 3, 2019
Mansi
Profile-location-online Online

I just got done with my first crochet lesson with Kim and enjoyed it so much ! She was very patient with me and I just can't wait for my next lesson. Thank you Kim !

Posted May 26, 2019
Amber
Profile-location-online Online

Very attentive instructor. Good explanation. I was surprised how good she was at picking up my form even over the webcam and correcting it when needed. Very production lesson. Will be booking another session soon.

Posted Apr 29, 2019
Jordan S.
Profile-location-online Online

Super patient and personable for a completely new beginner!

Posted Apr 6, 2019
Stephanie
Profile-location-online Online

I have no hand eye coordination and really thought I might be a hopeless case, but Kim was incredibly patient. She knew how to get me to understand what she was doing (and what I needed to do) using various teaching techniques. And low and behold - I was kitting (albeit - not very well - hahaha). For a first lesson, I was very pleased.

Posted Apr 6, 2019
Penny
Profile-location-online Online

Great instructor, easy to talk with, very patient, knows a lot about different things. Provided clear instructions and pointed me to valuable resources. Looking forward to our next session.

Posted Feb 9, 2019
purvi
Profile-location-online Online

Kim has such an extensive background and is such a patient teacher! she is great at explaining the basics and getting you comfortable working thru patterns. I am so excited to see my progress as I continue lessons with her! She has reinvigorated my desire to knit/crochet and advance my skills! the only downside is having to do the lessons online from Florida! I wish I could take them in person with her!

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Matthew J.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Theodora
Profile-location-online Online

I had a great online lesson with Kim. She was knowledgeable, and patient. Thank you Kim. I look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Jan 5, 2019
Kelly
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is easy to talk to, knowledgeable and fun! I loved learning how to put a zipper in my first project! Looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Jan 3, 2019
Laurine
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was absolutely divine. Friendly, skilled, and encouraging. I've never sewn before in my life, and by the end, I'd made half a doll shirt out of a pattern I had to modify. I'll definitely be taking Kim's lessons again.

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Christopher
Profile-location-online Online

WOW - I didn't think it would be possible to learn a detailed skill like crochet by video! But Kim made it so easy! I was so frustrated trying to use videos on YouTube. Kim is worth every penny. It was fun and easy - she made me feel relaxed and she was very patient with me! THANK YOU!

Posted Oct 13, 2018
Brandi
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very patient and explained things well.

Posted Oct 2, 2018
Wendy
Profile-location-online Online

Very personalized session. She had prepared for lesson with my materials and determined, appropriately, where we needed to start. Time went quite quickly and I really enjoyed her relaxed and easy teaching style.

Posted Aug 7, 2018
Joanie
Profile-location-online Online

Wonderful!

Posted Aug 2, 2018
Christine M.
Profile-location-online Online

She was really helpful to me as a beginner. Getting me comfortable w basics ! I know I will overcome this fear of sewing with Kim’s help!

Posted Aug 2, 2018
Joanie
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jul 17, 2018
Elijah
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jul 2, 2018
Eunita
Profile-location-online Online

I am a beginner knitter with an ambitious goal of learning how to knit wool socks. Kim was very patient, positive, and helpful.

Posted May 5, 2018
Dana
Profile-location-online Online

Absolutely wonderful! in 60 minutes I learned what I've been struggling with for six months! Thank you so much Kim!

Posted Apr 28, 2018
Carrie
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great!

Posted Apr 22, 2018
ashley
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was great! She was very patient, easy to understand, and made learning how to use my sewing machine easy!

Posted Apr 16, 2018
Arhmin T.
Profile-location-online Online

Very helpful and informative!!!!

Posted Mar 29, 2018
Nicole
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is very helpful and nice to work with. I enjoyed my lesson with her.

Posted Mar 2, 2018
Nicole
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very patient, kind, and flexible! Thank you so much!

Posted Feb 28, 2018
Judy
Profile-location-online Online

I'm very happy to have connected with Kim! She is a very patient, thorough, and kind instructor who has already made me feel more confident about sewing in just this first lesson. Kim is also a delightful person who put me at ease immediately at this first online session. Judy

Posted Feb 26, 2018
Nadra E.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Feb 12, 2018
Nan
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is a natural. She listens to your questions and answers them and shows you how sewing techniques are done. I will be definitely be taking more classes with Kim. Thank you Kim so very much!

Posted Feb 9, 2018
julie
Profile-location-home Student's Home

wonderful . knowledgable. thorough

Posted Feb 4, 2018
Ben S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My boyfriend very much enjoyed her class! Thank you.

Posted Feb 3, 2018
Stephen G.
Profile-location-online Online

Patient and personable!

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Alan V.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kim is very passionate about knitting and other needle crafts. She is very knowledgeable and freely imparts what she knows. She is friendly, flexible and patient.

Posted Jan 17, 2018
Karen
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jan 15, 2018
Victoria
Profile-location-online Online

Kim went out of her way to help me get started crocheting and with the computer!

Posted Jan 14, 2018
Claire
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is amazing! Thorough, generous with her time, fun to work and chat with, and extremely clear and easy to follow. She is also fast at replying emails and providing additional information and advice outside the class time. I feel I'm getting great lessons and also making a friend in NYC over the internet!

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Claire
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Dec 11, 2017
Ann W.
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and very clear - she has been crocheting for a long time and her experience shows. Thank you Kim!!!!

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Carlie
Profile-location-online Online

Exactly what I was looking for. My daughter had surgery last week and I wanted her to be able to learn to knit while she's at home for the next ten days. Kim was upbeat and clearly competent. She also went out of her way to help me (a leftie knitter) learn how to help my daughter if she ran into snags. Thank you, Kim!

Posted Oct 29, 2017
Joan S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've worked with Kim before on knitting and I wanted to learn crochet so I contacted her again. I'm so glad I did because she is great. She has so much information and terrific helpful tips and advice.

Thanks Kim!

Posted Oct 27, 2017
Amy
Profile-location-home Student's Home

It was a pleasure to take my first crochet lesson from Kim. She is knowledgeable, patient and shared technical instruction in a way that was easy to understand and follow. I'll definitely be scheduling more lessons with Kim!

Posted Aug 20, 2017
Candice
Profile-location-online Online

Thank you Kim! Amazing as always!

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Stephanie
Profile-location-online Online

Best instruction ever (seriously). So easy to follow and makes class fun and easy to follow.

Posted Jul 17, 2017
Teri
Profile-location-online Online

I just finished my first lesson with Kim and am looking forward to the next! She is very knowledgeable about crocheting and wants to make sure you understand. I was skeptical about doing an online class but I couldn't be happier! I am so glad I found Kim and look forward to continuing my classes.

Posted Jul 1, 2017
Jackie
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is great, very specific for my first lesson giving me a lot of information and specifics before we started the knitting part, I found that into wonderful! The lesson for someone who has never picked up needles before was the perfect speed. I have the lessons recorded so I can watch while I practice. Kim if you're reading this, thank you for making feel so comfortable even when I was clumsy 🤗.

Posted Jun 11, 2017
Anita L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim is an excellent teacher and she is very patient . Thanks to kim I was introduced to crochet and have thorough enjoyed it

Posted Jun 8, 2017
Linda E.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Fabulous experience. Thoroughly enjoyable and Kim solved my knitting problem.

Posted May 24, 2017
Lucie
Profile-location-online Online

Posted May 6, 2017
Nadra E.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted May 3, 2017
Shira
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I did a knitting party for my 9 year old girl and it was a huge success. Thank you Kim!

Posted Apr 30, 2017
Francesca
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim is fantastic! She worked with my 10-year old daughter who wanted to sew her own clothes. Kim was great about finding projects that were fun and accessible, and my daughter really learned a lot! We will definitely take lessons from Kim again!!

Posted Apr 28, 2017
Daryl
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Very lovely person and patient to boot!
On time, upbeat and gave me some great pointers that I know I'll put to good use!

Will def. book another lesson with Kim.

Posted Apr 27, 2017
Jolene
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I booked Kim for an in-person crotchet lesson and knew right away she was a good fit for me. Our first and second in-person lessons were learning the basics as I have no experience. I just finished my third lesson and I am already working on projects.

Kim is very kind, patient, incredibly knowledgeable, and flexible with booking and selecting projects of interest. She can anticipate your next move and is able to read her students very early on to know where they may struggle and/or have success. I recommend Kim to anyone who has a desire to learn!

Posted Apr 25, 2017
Elise Taylor
Profile-location-online Online

Can't wait for my next class!!!

Posted Apr 23, 2017
Kenneth Davis
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had a great time learning with Kim. I am a total Newbie, Kim was very Knowledgeable and patient. While I learned the basics, she gave great advice, tips, & reviews of other stores and subjects. I highly recommend her to any one who is just beginning or trying to hone in on your craft.

Posted Apr 11, 2017
Maggie
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim, is exceptional!! She makes you feel so at at ease!! Very, very, smart and wise beyond her years. And so much fun to be with. Time flys by with her and she leaves you wanting more!!!! Lol there were times after she left that I could not put the crocheting tools down!! Love her and enjoy my lessons 5 stars for Kim!!!!!!

Posted Apr 6, 2017
Summer P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim came to Manhattan for our lesson and was very promt and ready to teach a specific set of techniques that I wanted to learn to complete a Mother's Day project. She taught in a way that was easy to understand and I was able to catch on quickly. Kim is very personable and it's clear in her clean work that she has a lot of professional experience. I appreciate her knowledge and guidance in instruction. Thank you Kim!! I'm having fun with my new found craft/meditation!!

Posted Apr 1, 2017
Chrissi
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is great and she spent tons of time with me going over my lesson plans so I understood them. She is very patient and so knowledgeable I definitely will have more lessons in the future.

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Amber T.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was beyond wonderful! She was patient and very detail oriented. I can not wait for a second session. She went above and beyond.

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Maggie
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Just had my first crocheting lesson with the fabulous Kim Kotary! She is an awesome instructor. I was very relaxed , and enjoyed what I was doing. She has a gift of knowledge. And I can't wait to have my next lesson with her. Thank you for having such a great instructor and a perfect match for my crocheting lessons 😊~Maggie

Posted Feb 24, 2017
judi
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was terrific! It was great to go through the basics and actually have someone watch what I was doing. Now I'm not HOPING I'm doing it correctly, i KNOW I'm doing it correctly She's very good with the step-by-step verbals and visuals, and moves at a comfortable pace. Also, I learned a bunch of cool little tips from her. Added bonus: she's a super nice and interesting person; turns out we share many of the same interests, and what I'm looking to develop - sort of a little niche project thing - she's been doing for years. I'll definitely be taking additional lessons from her. Thanks, Kim!

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Rikki *.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

For many years I have wanted to sew and was too scared. After 1 lesson, Kim buit up my confidence enough so that I can sew seams forwards and backwards!! Threading the machine was challenging, I look forward to learning that and more next time, She is kind, ha a lot of patience and is very knowledgeable.

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Codou
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim was recommended by a friend and I can see why. She was punctual, easy to communicate with even via email during the class with my many questions and very friendly. She gave my 8y old a sewing lessons and gave her (and me) many tips. She was very knowledgeable, clear, easy to follow and was even entertaining! My daughter learned a great deal andorrnimportantly acquired a lot of ease and confidence. We will use her again and I recommend her to anyone.

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Susan H.
Profile-location-online Online

I am so grateful for Kim. She gives explanations that are easy to grasp and stays with you until you feel confident. Thanks to Kim and to takinglessons!

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Candice
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is fantastic and PATIENT! Highly recommended!!!

Posted Jan 4, 2017
Candice
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jan 4, 2017
Edwin A.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

So far, after one lesson I've gathered that Kim is extremely spirited, knowledgeable and fun to work with. I'm an absolute, doe-eyed beginner and she even made going over the sewing machine instruction manual fun.
I didn't feel at all like I'm just another student. It seems, after first impressions that she genuinely cares about helping me reach my goals.

Posted Jan 2, 2017
Susan H.
Profile-location-online Online

I love this way of taking lessons. Youtube doesn't allow for questions and it is SOO helpful to be doing it together and have questions answered immediately!
Kim is wonderful with very clear descriptions and amazingly patient, staying with me even when internet connections were iffy. Thank you so much!

Posted Dec 13, 2016
Susan H.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Ann W.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Courtney
Profile-location-online Online

She's super knowledgeable and a great teacher. I'm excited for my next lesson!

Posted Nov 16, 2016
Paige
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is amazing and one of the most patient teachers! I have really enjoyed each of my lessons and I look forward to taking many more.

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Nadra E.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Oct 20, 2016
Fay
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim is very knowledgeable and patient.

Posted Oct 19, 2016
Liza G.
Profile-location-online Online

She rocks!!

Posted Oct 7, 2016
Glory
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She was very knowledgeable, explained everything I needed to know and gave me a few tips as well. Excellent Teacher.

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Beth N.
Profile-location-online Online

Always a wonderful lesson. Kim is patient and easy to work with! She has the ability to transfer her knowledge of sewing online, that makes it feel like she is in the room with you!

Posted Jul 25, 2016
Felice C.
Profile-location-online Online

I went with Kim because of her ratings. I'm so happy I did! This was my first time sewing and after just 1 lesson I know how to use my machine!!! I had trouble with putting a pattern together but Kim was very patient with me and walked me through it. I like that she also took the time before hand to make a sample of the project I wanted to do. I wasn't able to finish my project online with her but she made sure I would be able to finish it with out her. Which I did! Another thing I liked about kim was she did not try to get me to buy more lessons. She didn't even mention it! I was so nervous about the whole online thing but she made me comfortable. I had so much fun and learned so much that I will defiantly be using her again! Thank you kim!!!!!

Posted Jul 4, 2016
Milena A.
Profile-location-online Online

Taking lessons with Kim has been a real treat! She is always willing to go the extra mile and help me during and between my lessons! She is very knowledgeable, but more importantly, she has a real passion for the work she does! Her lessons are so much fun and I'm learning really fast!!!

Posted May 6, 2016
Jodi
Profile-location-online Online

I just had my first lesson with Kim and enjoyed every minute! I learned so much in my first lesson that now I want to know more so I bought more lessons! :-) Kim makes crocheting fun! Thanks Kim!

Posted Apr 16, 2016
Cecilia C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My first lesson with Kim will not be my last, for sure. I didn't want it to end because I enjoyed the learning experience so much. No pressure with a relaxed atmosphere made the lesson easier to concentrate. I am crocheting a baby blanket for my first grandchild and with the help and future lessons with Kim will be expanding my capabilities. I can't wait till the next lesson. So happy that Kim is sharing her knowledge with me.

Posted Apr 7, 2016
Hilli
Profile-location-online Online

great lesson!!! Kim is a great person. I'm enjoying every minute! :)

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Hilli M.
Profile-location-online Online

My first lesson with Kim was fun, educational and oh yes, FUN!
I learned a lot (already made 2 beautiful necklaces) and I know I will learn a lot more.
Great class!! Highly recommended :)

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Seta M.
Profile-location-online Online

I just had my first lesson with Kim today. She's amazing! I wasn't sure about a Skype lesson but Kim has the system down and it's obvious she has a lot of experience teaching. I can't wait till my next lesson!!

Posted Mar 7, 2016
Meredith T.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is so patient and graciously put up with me using Skype on my cell phone.

I'm looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Ann
Profile-location-online Online

I really like learning with Kim. I have had some exposure with learning to crochet but very minimal. Somehow when she explains it, it is all coming together and sinking in - I can make sense of things now where I couldn't before. She takes you step by step and is VERY knowledgeable about the process of crocheting. I wasn't sure how I would feel about an online lesson but it is perfect for me. She will show you using large needles and bulky yarn thereby making it easier for you to see and understand. I highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Ann B.
Profile-location-online Online

Great help with a crochet pattern that was very difficult to read. She also provided other helpful tips for my project. I would highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 1, 2016
Raye White
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very helpful and accommodating. She answered every question I had and demonstrated the crochet stitches I was struggling with. I can't wait for our next lesson to learn more so I can complete my project.

Posted Feb 19, 2016
Joan S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim was patient and knowledgeable. She helped me with two projects where I'd run into trouble. I enjoyed my first lesson and look forward to more.

Posted Feb 19, 2016
Susan P.
Profile-location-online Online

Far a first time online for me it was so helpful, I was nervous but I finally got the jest of Skype. Nest will be easier for me. Kim is great and patient!

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Patty R.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very knowledgeable and forthcoming about sharing her expertise. I found her to be very warm, personable and an overall delight.

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Laura P.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is precious. She was very knowledgeable. And very patient. She has awesome teaching skills. I am very happy and so excited to continue with my new hobby.

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Sharon M F.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is very patient, very thorough, very courteous. Excellent instructor! And I'm a former teacher, so I recognize a good teacher!

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Ellen T.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is patient, positive, and gave me great tips to fix mistakes in my crocheting. I was very happy.

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Jennifer H.
Profile-location-online Online

I had a wonderful first lesson! Kim is a very fun and friendly instructor. I'm really looking forward to continued lessons.

Posted Feb 12, 2016
Sharon M F.
Profile-location-online Online

My first lesson was most productive! Kim is very patient, I'm looking forward to the the next one.
Sharon M. Fisher

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Minnie B.
Profile-location-online Online

My first lesson was good. Kim was very knowledgably and patient. I was a little apprehensive of online classes and would rather do a face to face class here locally. I had to settle for online. We had several scheduling conflicts but finally it worked out. My first class she forgot to place me on both calendars so she wasn't expecting me but taught the lesson.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Raji V.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is an excellent teacher.She helped me to learn the basics very quick.I highly recommend her for anyone passionate about Crocheting.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Alexis
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and knows her stuff. She knows what mistakes beginners will make quite easily and teaches skills that should will last you longer than one project.

Posted Jan 31, 2016
Megan T.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is great. Very patient, helpful and personable. Taught me to cast on and start knitting slippers. Very glad to be learning from her.

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Emma
Profile-location-online Online

Great lesson, thank you Kim. We are excited to learn more!!

Posted Jan 15, 2016
Doris W.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kim was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I was delighted to find her and my time with her was well spent and educational. I look forward to doing different projects with her.

Posted Jan 15, 2016
Leslie J.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is great. Very patient. Thorough. It was so much fun!

Posted Jan 10, 2016
George
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is very patient and understanding. She helped me get unstuck from a place in the knitting project pattern I'm working on. She also shared a couple of helpful tools that will help me in the future. Thanks Kim!

Posted Jan 3, 2016
Barbara D.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is a wonderful instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Jan 3, 2016
Lawrence Heller
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kim is highly skilled and patient, very, very patient.

Posted Dec 12, 2015
Gloria W.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is so knowledgeable and patient

Posted Dec 1, 2015
Sulesa H.
Profile-location-online Online

Great experience with Kim!!! Looking forward to the next class!!!

Posted Oct 23, 2015
Katie C.
Profile-location-online Online

She really takes her time with you and thoroughly explains how to do each technique.

Posted Oct 23, 2015
Deb
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very helpful with a pattern I was having trouble understanding. I highly recommend her.

Posted Oct 21, 2015
Tamika A.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

had a great experience with Kim! she was able to assess my skill level, and meet me where I was at. she also provides a lot of information, so you are learning some fashion history as well. the truly valuable part of this lesson to me, is that she shows you how to use your machine, so you use it to it's full capacity. so improves the way you work so that you become more efficient.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Kelly A.
Profile-location-online Online

Great experience online! Learned some valuable tips. Looking forward to another lesson with Kim.

Posted Oct 11, 2015
Alice D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Wonderful lesson!

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Denise W.
Profile-location-online Online

I have a pattern I was trying to figure out. Kim was very patient with me. I didn't do any of the pre-work she sent as I didn't see the email but she never commented on it. (I just found it).
She is clearly knowledgable and helped me, as a visual learner, walk through the steps I needed to learn. She was able to fit me in quickly which I really appreciated and helped me get back on track. Kim is truly able to meet you where you are in your learning experience.

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Nadra E.
Profile-location-online Online

Today was my first class with my teacher Kim. It was great experience learning from her. She helped me in every step in cutting fabric the right way using pattern.
After taking this class i have no doubt that I will be able to learn even with skype session as the teacher knows how to deliver her skills and knowledge even on Web cam.
Also i am not very good at speaking English because I am not native speaker and my mother tongue is different from English but still the teacher was able to make me understand how should I proceed my project of making wash day apron.
She is very nice and has very good communication skills along with the knowledge she has about her subject (Sewing etc)
I will recommend this teacher to others too.

Posted Aug 28, 2015
Bharathy J.
Profile-location-online Online

She is remarkable. The most patient and great teacher. she is the best.

Posted Aug 22, 2015
Linda S.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was great! Personable, patient, and very knowledgable.

Posted Jul 30, 2015
Brittany C.
Profile-location-online Online

I love Kim. She is kind, patient, knowledgeable and talented!

Posted Jul 17, 2015
Shawn C.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim was very patient and personable. She made sure I knew how to read a pattern and gave me several tips along the way. I really appreciate her teaching style!

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Rasha H.
Profile-location-online Online

Best teacher

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Jodi L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She was great and soooo helpful. Helped me with exactly what I needed. Looking forward to more lessons!

Posted May 21, 2015
naomi N.
Profile-location-online Online

i've had 2 classes with kim and am very happy with her so far. i'm looking to work consistently with her because she is very knowledgeable about knitting and explains things very well. highly recommended.

Posted May 3, 2015
Eleiana L.
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent teacher 😃😃

Posted Apr 24, 2015
Emerald T.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is easy to work with. She makes learning to sew simple.

Posted Apr 12, 2015
joseph P.
Profile-location-online Online

Best instructor ever, I'm learning so much so quickly!

Posted Apr 9, 2015
Karen S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

GREAT TEACHER! GREAT PATIENCE! WONDERFUL PERSONALITY! A++++++++!

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Nirav P.
Profile-location-online Online

Test

Posted Mar 29, 2015
Kathryn P.
Profile-location-online Online

Fantastic teacher, I highly recommend! She was really helpful, and I learned way faster than I expected to!

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Deb S.
Profile-location-online Online

I had my first lesson with Kim and am so tickled to be able to learn from her via Skype. She was able to clear up every question I had; brainstormed with me as to how to alter a pattern since the yarn I was using did not fit the gauge; and generally made me feel at ease. I'm looking forward to having future lessons with the ever-so- patient Kim! If you have taken knitting classes in a group and been disappointed, this style of one-on-one interaction will feel sublime! Can't recommend her enough!

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Wendy Z.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She is THE BEST!!!!

Posted Feb 28, 2015
Joan R.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is a wonderfully patient and great, sweet teacher. I enjoyed my first class very much and look forward to advancing with her.

Posted Feb 26, 2015
Kimberly K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

This instructor surpassed my expectations. She should be teaching an entire class at FIT or Pratt because she is incredibly knowledgeable, skilled, patient and thorough. She is also responsible and clearly very passionate. She is interesting and after having sessions w/ Kim she has definitely sparked my interest in continuing and improving. Kim could probably teach physics to a monkey she is that good!

Posted Feb 13, 2015
Linda E.
Profile-location-online Online

Outstanding, knowledgeable, patient instructor! I LUCKED OUT! She's is the best and I am already, confidently knitting a scarf. I love this class and Kim made all the difference. Her costs are very reasonable and she is very reliable. If u r looking for an outstanding instructor, she's the one!

Posted Nov 21, 2014
Kim A.
Profile-location-online Online

Kim is very patient and a great teacher. I didn't know how this online learning experience would work but it does work well. With my iPad I can see what she is doing and she can see me while I do it and gives constructive criticism while I work. Mistakes can be corrected promptly before bad habits set in. This has been a great learning experience for me. So glad I found me a good teacher!

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Photos & Videos

24 Photos & Videos

Experience

Textile Conservator
Jan 2013 - Present

Kim K.

Textile conservator in private practice. My experience includes work on one of the largest privately held collections of kimonos in America. I restored the embroidery and stabilized areas of loss on kimonos averaging 150 years old. I have also restored areas of loss and stabilized crocheted family heirlooms averaging 50 years old including lace tablecloths and afghans. Photos are available upon request.

Craft Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present

Adult Day Care

Provide crafting activities for adults with special needs and a variety of skill levels.

Craft teacher
Jul 2007 - Present

Hudson Guild

Provide weekly craft classes free to anyone over age 55. We currently rotate between knitting, crochet and sewing. The first hour of our class we have a group lesson or work on a group project. The second hour of our class is independent work time where anyone can get help with any project that interests them. Tools and materials are provided to work on projects in class. If materials are provided, only completed projects may be taken home. If you want to work on your project at home, you must provide your own tools and materials.

Crochet & Knit Teacher
Jul 2007 - Present

Various

I have taught classes for various businesses and organizations

Freelance Crochet and Knit Professional
Jun 2002 - Present

Kim K.

As a professional crochet and knit designer, I design, construct and write patterns. I have worked with Vogue Knitting, Crochet Today, Your Knitting Life, Interweave Crochet, Family Circle, Knit 1, Crochet!, Crochet World and other magazines; Coats and Clark, Lion Brand, Caron and other yarn companies; Soho Publishing, Annie's Attic, Dynamic Resources Group (DRG), American School of Needlework, Leisure Arts, and other publishing companies. I have also worked as a technical editor in both crochet and knit for Soho Publishing, Crochet Today, Lion Brand, Interweave Crochet, Dover and private designers and artists.

Craft Teacher
Apr 2014 - Nov 2015

Project Find

"In Stitches...with Kim K" Learn, practice and share your Crochet, Knitting and Sewing skills in a fun and caring atmosphere. Make things for yourself, gifts for friends and family, or charity items. Get help with your own projects and learn new skills. But, most of all - be inspired, feed your creativity and meet some new friends. Tools and materials will be provided to work on projects at the center, or bring your own that you can work on at home. Hacemos las puntadas en Espanol, tambien. Kim K is a profession craft instructor with over seven years experience working with older adults. Students often comment on Kim's kind and patient teaching style. She is also a published crochet and knit designer, technical editor and CYC certified instructor.

Instructor
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

Community College

Continuing Education Intermediate Crochet Course

Craft Teacher
Oct 2008 - Jun 2014

Carter Burden/Making Art Work

Teach full day craft programs at libraries several times each year. Senior Participants craft items that are donated to organizations like Head Start and battered women's shelters.

Assistant Workroom Supervisor
Mar 2003 - Mar 2005

Penn & Fletcher

Supervised and worked with 8-12 embroidery artisans to produce high end embroidery for interior designers, theater costume and film. My personal work can be seen in "The Aviator" and "Memoirs of a Geisha," among others. My skills include hand embroidery and tambour work. Photos of select work available upon request.

Museum Curator
Jul 1994 - Aug 2000

Madison County Historical Society

My responsibilities included educational outreach programs, collections management, giving tours of an historic house museum, managing gift shop, research assistance, fund raising, grant writing, special event coordination, public relations, development, recruiting and supervising volunteers and interns, and general day-to-day management.

Education

MA in Museum Studies: Costume and Textile Conservation and Curation
Aug 2000 - May 2002

Fashion Institute of Technology

BS in History with minors in French and Political Science
Aug 1990 - May 1994

The King's College

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Master Crocheter
Sep 2012

Crochet Guild of America

Certified Instructor
Sep 2007

Craft Yarn Council

Completed certified instructor programs in both crochet and knit.

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Sewing
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Kim's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Kim's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed